Although it may seem simply a specification that allows the web layout to be a bit more agile, the reality is that HTML 5 & nbsp; goes much further, and in this post we explain why.
1. A breakthrough in accessibility:
HTML 5 is a giant step in terms of accessibility, thanks to the new labels, which are no longer simple containers and Style definers to have a more important semantic content, allow you to make your page much more sense and structuring. Some examples of this are: & nbsp;
- & lt; section & gt; : define, as its own name indicates, that within that container there is an important section of the website.
- & lt; article & gt; : indicates that the content that is inside this label is an entry, news, or any type of informational text.
- & lt; header & gt; : indicates that it contains the header of the page.
- & lt; nav & gt; : indicates that it contains any type of navigation element.
Due to these labels and their semantic meanings, people with different disabilities can understand more completely a web page.
2. Positioning in search engines (SEO):
Precisely because the labels now make much more sense and the software is able to understand its structure and importance much better, so do the robots in charge of index and position the pages in the different search engines, and that makes layout using HTML 5 syntax is practically an obligation if you want to position your page, since it makes a big difference to older specifications .
3. Audio and video support:
Along with the new specification came many new things that we all craved, such as the native video playback, which before HTML 5 had to be using plugins like Flash. This is great news, because thanks to this we all win, both users because it is no longer necessary to have external programs installed on the browser on our computer, and for developers because now we can get more out of our pages and our designs without have to depend on whether or not the user has an additional program installed. & nbsp;
In addition to video, HTML 5 also provides native support for audio tracks. In addition, we can choose different source of audio or video, so that our browser plays the most convenient for us, either by our bandwidth, power or compatibility with the same browser. This is especially useful if we consider that we can offer different video formats, some of them more modern and that have better compression than the most common ones, but they are not standardized and therefore, it would be a problem to play a video with an incompatible format with the user's browser.
Despite all the advantages of HTML 5 , you have to be careful and verify that the functionalities let's use are compatible with all browsers, or at least with most of them, because for example, some versions of the popular Internet Explorer browser, do not fully support this specification.